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Fan not working

My wine cooler is not cooling at all. It has three fans inside it and one is not running. I have switched the fan connection at the circuit board and the non-working fan starts right up. Do you think the circuit board could be the problem?

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  • troutbum Mar 15, 2008

    My cooler shows and upper deck temp of 73 and 71 on the lower. Compresor is hot but does not seem to be running. I've got the unit unplugged for now fearing a fire hazard. Help?

  • perplexxed Mar 22, 2008

    wine cooler only cools to 65 degrees- fan not working- have unplugged our wine cooler as suggested and plugged back in but that didn't fix the problem. Run activation light keeps turning on.

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Does it have a compressor and does it run? If so there is probably a relay on that board that is bad or only runs with the compressor.

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It was also making a buzzing sound which is what lead me to my solution.
BTW - The liquid that was leaking was condensation, probably because the unit was not holding a constant temperature.

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Click here for more info regarding peltier cooling.
The peltier unit is not repairable, but the fans are; which was what my problem was.
There are three fans on this unit, one on the inside and two on the outside.
Follow these steps to remove them.
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  2. The heat sink is held on with four screws - remove them and pull the heat sink out. The third fan is on a short wire lead, so be careful when removing the heat sink from the body of the cooler.
  3. The two exterior fans are connected to a control panel, the electrical connection is easy to disconnect.
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  5. The fans are screwed to a mounting plate, which is screwed to the heat sink
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  8. I purchased my fans from Newark.com the prices were better than what I found at the computer websites. Also, these fans are much better than the original and will hopefully last much longer than the three I got from the old ones.
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  10. You will need to splice the old electrical connection sockets onto the new fans using wire crimpers or solder them on.
  11. Attach the components in reverse order and power on the unit.
  12. These fnas may move more air than the originals, because the unit seemed to cool much quicker than I remember.
  13. Total time for repair is about 45 minutes
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  1. Remove the rear cover. It is held on with ten screws. This exposes the two exterior fans and the peltier heat sink
  2. The heat sink is held on with four screws - remove them and pull the heat sink out. The third fan is on a short wire lead, so be careful when removing the heat sink from the body of the cooler.
  3. The two exterior fans are connected to a control panel, the electrical connection is easy to disconnect.
  4. Once all of the wires have been disconnected, you can remove the fans from the heat sink.
  5. The fans are screwed to a mounting plate, which is screwed to the heat sink
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  7. I only needed one fan, but replaced all three because I didn't want to do this job again.
  8. I purchased my fans from Newark.com the prices were better than what I found at the computer websites. Also, these fans are much better than the original and will hopefully last much longer than the three I got from the old ones.
  9. You need one of these and two of these. The total with shipping was around $30
  10. You will need to splice the old electrical connection sockets onto the new fans using wire crimpers or solder them on.
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  13. Total time for repair is about 45 minutes
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